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any suggestions on which one/which thickness? I assume its the flat "style 2" you would want?
    
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post #12 of 18
Style 2 was the one I ordered. 8510k11
Abrasion Resistant Rubber Edge Trim, 1/32" Opening, 5/32" Inside Depth

5' of it costed $6.66. shipping was $4.71
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Interesting that you mention this as I was once considering this. So I too would like to see if anyone here has thought about doing this. It should also reduce the amount of dust build up due to static, shouldn't it?

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Well you have 3 main options in my opinion:
1. Drill holes in the glass and use a bolt and nut combination to secure the glass. I would use weather stripping to make a seal.
2. Use double sided tape, Scotch 4010 double sided tape is a good tape for heavier uses. I personally keep 10+ pounds double stick tape around.
3. Create a bracket or frame for the window and secure it to the case.

1 and 2 are the best solutions I could offer. Number 3 is a cool idea I originally wanted to do, but don't have the ability, nor the resources, to create.

NO NO NO DONE IT ALL NOGO!

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In my last build I bolted my side window onto the side panel. Trust me...Double sided tape is the way to go. Bolting is time consuming and you are very prone to error - either bending the side panel or cracking the glass.

In my opinion, the best way to go would be double sided tape with rubber trim on the metal. It would look great.
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Interesting that you mention this as I was once considering this. So I too would like to see if anyone here has thought about doing this. It should also reduce the amount of dust build up due to static, shouldn't it?

Yes, this works grate! I have done it before! thumb.gif The problem is cracking if flexed or transported for this you should use tempered coated glass that is at least 1/8" for the best results. Also with a good diamond bit you can drill the wholes in the 1/8" glass nicely without it cracking! Even close to the edge! thumb.gif As for the rubber grommet it works great but for the best clean look use thick glass, nice bolts, and use rubber washers with flanged nuts on the back. Two sided tape works but creates a ugly look on the inside.
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NO NO NO DONE IT ALL NOGO!

Yes, this works grate! I have done it before! thumb.gif The problem is cracking if flexed or transported for this you should use tempered coated glass that is at least 1/8" for the best results. Also with a good diamond bit you can drill the wholes in the 1/8" glass nicely without it cracking! Even close to the edge! thumb.gif As for the rubber grommet it works great but for the best clean look use thick glass, nice bolts, and use rubber washers with flanged nuts on the back. Two sided tape works but creates a ugly look on the inside.

It does look ugly on the inside, butttttt... who really gets to see the inside? biggrin.gif
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I'm starting a small build in a bitfenix prodigy. I think i'll keep it simple and just use double sided tape and see how it looks.
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It does look ugly on the inside, butttttt... who really gets to see the inside? biggrin.gif

I do lolz, Besides its mostly to look good for me! biggrin.gif Not a big deal though, its always a balance between Practicality and estetics and cost lol rolleyes.gif
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I do lolz, Besides its mostly to look good for me! biggrin.gif Not a big deal though, its always a balance between Practicality and estetics and cost lol rolleyes.gif

This is true. I think the external aesthetics are all that matters to others who see the build from the web biggrin.gif. The internal is what matters to US, the builder. I'm fine with the way the inside of my case looks with the tape, because I don't mind the look. I can understand your feeling about the double-sided tape though. It's not pretty... at all. rolleyes.gif It is easy though!
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I used some of that 3m super stick tape on mine with the glass window
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